Important Air Freight Updates

Hong Kong Strikes Hit Cargo Operations Hundreds of flights from Hong Kong, the world’s busiest cargo airport, have been canceled as protesters continue coordinated strikes that are bringing chaos to the city. Pilots, flight crews and air traffic controllers are all reported to have joined city wide demonstrations. Read more. Union Calls Off Tuesday’s Strike…

Canada and USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI and PSS July 31 Update

Please be advised that the August 1, 2019, General Rate Increase (GRI), applicable on the Asia & Indian Sub-Continent (ISC) to Canada & USA trade lanes, and announced at levels of USD 1000 per 40′ container, will be implemented at mitigated levels, while the proposed Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) has been postponed to August 15,…

Cambodia port update

Uncertainty surrounding on-again, off-again tariffs by the United States on Chinese products has seen a growing shift in North American import volume to Southeast Asia, particularly to Cambodia and Vietnam. In the first quarter of this year, cargo traffic through the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in Cambodia rose 16 per cent, year-over-year. In recent months, the…

Canada et États-Unis – Mise à jour sur la MTG et la SHS applicables aux exportations transpacifiques vers l’est

Veuillez prendre note que la majoration tarifaire générale (MTG) du 15 juillet 2019, laquelle était applicable aux voies commerciales entre l’Asie et le sous-continent indien (SCI) et le Canada et les États-Unis, au niveau annoncé de 1 000 $ US par conteneur de 40 pi, sera appliquée à des niveaux atténués. Les tarifs mis à jour en tenant compte de la…

New container terminal coming to the Port of Quebec

The Quebec Port Authority recently announced the signing of a long-term partnership with Hutchinson Ports and Canadian National Railway (CN) to build and operate a new terminal. Known as Laurentia, the new $775 million project is expected to have the most environmentally and technologically advanced cargo-handling facility in North America. It will be a terminal…